BMC files FIR against actor Gauhar Khan for violating COVID-19 protocol

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Published: March 16,2021 08:48 AM
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March 16, 2021: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, on Monday said it had filed a FIR against a Bollywood actor, Gauhar Khan for violating Covid-19 protocols after testing positive.

March 16, 2021: Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, on Monday said it had filed a FIR against a Bollywood actor, Gauhar Khan for violating Covid-19 protocols after testing positive.



“No compromise on city’s safety!” the BMC tweeted along with a copy of the FIR. “BMC has filed an FIR against a Bollywood actor for non-compliance to Covid-19 guidelines on testing positive. The rules apply to all alike and we urge citizens to follow all guidelines and help the city beat the virus.”





The name on the FIR in BMC’s tweet was blurred out. However, Deputy Commissioner of Police Chaitanya S confirmed that the actor was Gauhar Khan. “Gauhar has been booked for violation of Covid-19 rules,” he said. “She had tested positive for coronavirus and was supposed to stay home and quarantine but instead went for a film shoot.”



 “When we went to her home in Andheri (West), she did not open the door,” a BMC official said. “We learnt that she instead went out for film shooting. We then approached the Oshiwara police station.”



The police officer said that the actor was charged under Indian Penal Code Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease danger­ous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease danger­ous to life) along with Section 51B (refusal to comply with any direction given by an authority) of the NDMA Act, Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act (penalty under for violating section 188 of the IPC). The FIR was registered on the basis of a BMC official’s complaint.


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